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Smooth Jazz for Scholars 2022 dates/lineup February 22, 2022

Posted by Mike C. in Jazz, Music, Personal, Video.

Keyboardist Jay Rowe shared wonderful news on Monday night: Smooth Jazz for Scholars is back!

Two of the three featured musicians on Friday, April 29 – Peter White and Nelson Rangell – would have been featured on the Friday in 2020. Jeff Kashiwa was originally slated for 2020’s Saturday show. Nelson grew his hair out during the pandemic, but it’s back to the length you saw in the billboard. Marcus Anderson will be making his Smooth Jazz for Scholars debut.

Brian Simpson and Marion Meadows were present in 2019. Who would have thought that would be the last SJFS for Nick Colionne and Rohn Lawrence? Nick passed away last month, on New Year’s Day, and Rohn died two days earlier, on December 30. Here is Rohn’s guitar solo on the first night in 2019 during Marion’s cover of “No Rhyme, No Reason”:

I was also reminded I took a photo of Nick and Rohn together during the last song of 2016’s second night:

Rest in power.

Repeating the information about this year’s Smooth Jazz for Scholars:

Friday, April 29
Peter White
Nelson Rangell
Marion Meadows

Saturday, April 30
Brian Simpson
Jeff Kashiwa
Marcus Anderson

Jay Rowe will be featured on both nights.

Veterans Memorial Auditorium in the Parsons Government Center
70 W. River St.
Milford, CT 06460

Tickets: $45 for one night, $75 for both nights
Please specify which night for single night purchases.
2020 tickets will be honored.

Proof of vaccination is required and masks must be worn.

Funds can be sent to Jay electronically:
PayPal: funhouse63@aol.com
Venmo: John-Rowe-43
Cash App: $Jayrowe

Or by check:
Jay Rowe
78 Hillside Ave.
Milford, CT 06460

As usual, I’ll end this post with recaps of the first and second nights in 2019, the 17th annual Smooth Jazz for Scholars. The 18th will definitely be worth the wait. See you there!

4/30 UPDATE: Brian Simpson had to back out of the second night. He was replaced with Alex Bugnon.



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